OAKLAND, ME--Rowena M. Witham, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, Maine. \r\n\r\nRowena was born on September 1, 1924 in Plymouth, NH to Wendell Richardson and Katie (Robie) Alton.\r\n\r\nRowena grew up in Harmony, ME and graduated from Harmony High School in the class of 1942. She resided in Oakland, ME for most of her life working at the Diamond Match Company for 36 years. Rowena will be remembered for her spit fire personality and quick wit and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She loved going out to eat with her family and enjoyed the many boat rides around China Lake.\r\n\r\nShe is survived by her sons, David Witham and Donna of Sidney, ME, and Robert Witham and Karleen of Philadelphia, NY; her daughters, Lori Witham and wife Wanda Hoffmann of Dover, NH and Joyce Savage of Hudson, FL.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Connie Rowe whom she enjoyed many excursions and activities with.\r\n\r\nRowena was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harold; her son, Ricky; her grandson, Timothy Foye; her son-in-law, Wallace Savage; her siblings, Edward Richardson, Frank “Fred” Alton Jr, Harry Alton, George Alton, Carroll (Cad) Alton, Eugene and twin Emogene Alton, and Marie Alton; and special sister, Velma Gibbs.\r\n\r\nWe would like to thank the staff at Arbor Terrace for their great care and all the activities Mom\r\nenjoyed and the staff at Oak Grove for their care during her short rehab stay.